Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Napkins and Masking Fluid Backgrounds Plus Die-Versions Dies


Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions blog! Karen here, and today is my first blogpost as a member of the Die-Versions Design Team!  I am sharing a couple cards with you today that feature some of my favorite background techniques and (of course) some gorgeous Die-Versions dies.

My first card above started out as a black swirly cocktail napkin. I attached it to cardstock using a hot iron and cling wrap. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to do that. After the napkin was attached to cardstock, I applied Versamark all over it, sprinkled on heat and stick powder and melted it with a heat gun.  I immediately covered it with fine clear glitter and shook off the excess. Then I sprayed the glittery napkin with a fixative so the glitter stays in place. I attached the background to a black cardbase. The best part of the card is the gorgeous die called Trellis, which can be found here on the Die-Versions website.  I attached it to the front of the card using a spray adhesive.


My second card features the Christmas Word Tree which says it all, right?  I cut it twice and layered the white over the red. I cut the star again in a glittery gold and attached.  I created this background by spattering masking fluid which I watered down so I could easily use a small paintbrush to flick it on watercolor paper. When the masking fluid spatters were dry, I sprinkled on two blue shades of Color Burst and spritzed with water. After that was dry, I rubbed off the masking fluid for the look of snow coming down. I tore a snow drift and attached the Christmas Word Tree to complete the card.
I am finding all I need to create awesome cards are great dies and pretty backgrounds. Check out the Die-Versions website for all the great dies you could ever want.


6 comments:

  1. Love the two backgrounds you created Karen. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Both are beautiful cards! The link you provided for the first card did not work.
    :) Marie

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  3. Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love the elegant feel to the first one and the Christmas one is classic!

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  4. I have corrected the link to the napkin tutorial. Thanks for all your kind words!

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  5. Two very nice cards and two great background techniques, welcome to the team Karen!

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  6. Both of your cards are gorgeous, Karen!! Love the backgrounds!! They showcase the dies beautifully!! So glad to have you on the team!!

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